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Dental Restorations in Cambridge

Let King Street Dentistry restore your teeth and keep them healthy.

When it comes to tooth decay, catching it early can make all the difference. If you take action as soon as you notice minimal decay, it can often be repaired. Delaying treatment may cause extensive decay that will need to be removed. At King Street Dentistry, we’ll recommend treatment based on how severely your teeth have been damaged by the decay. We will always discuss your options with you before proceeding with treatment.

 

Fillings

If the enamel of your tooth has been dissolved by plaque — making a tiny cavity — the solution is often as easy as a filling. King Street Dentistry can remove the decayed portion of your tooth, and fill the space with metal or porcelain.

Crowns

If a tooth already contains several fillings — or has a large amount of decay— we could suggest a crown. This encircles (or “caps”) your tooth,protecting it and keeping it strong. Crowns can be made of gold,

porcelain fused to metal, or pure white porcelain (to resemble a natural tooth).

Root Canal

The space within the root of each of your teeth is called a ‘root canal 

and within that canal there is dental pulp that consists of soft tissue,

nerves and blood vessels. Tooth decay or trauma can cause damage

to your dental pulp, which results in infection that if left untreated can

spread to the bone around your tooth, resulting in the loss of the tooth. To save the tooth, your dentist will first remove the dental pulp and then the area that held the pulp is cleaned and shaped to hold a specialized filler material that will protect your tooth from any more infection and reduce any sensitivity of the tooth. Once the root canal is cleaned, filled and restored, your tooth is capped with a crown that protects the mended root canal and looks and functions like a normal tooth.

Bridges

If your tooth is badly decayed, we could recommend removing

the infected tooth and giving you a bridge. We’ll reduce the size

of the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth, so the bridge can use

these teeth as supports for an artificial tooth in the middle.

 

Dentures

When you have several teeth missing from different areas of

your upper or lower jaw, a partial denture can restore your

biting and chewing abilities as well bring back a beautiful

smile and retain the shape of your mouth. Partial dentures

can be either fixed or removable and can be designed to

use adjoining teeth as support or be secured by dental

implants, which are titanium screws that are permanently

placed in your jawbone. A full denture is needed if all of your teeth have been extracted, and the prosthesis that replaces your teeth, can be conventional removable dentures or implant-supported dentures.